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the civil rights act, before the water hoses in birmingham. >> did it help that huntsville was an educated city that there was in northern alabama. did that make a difference? >> what helped i think more than anything is that huntsville tied itself to the industry and there were coming you know, there were a lot of people, a lot of engineers and scientists descended on alabama, and the city wanted to diaz's seagate itself and that helped them to negotiate this quietly. so yes, from the beginning -- my parents were civil rights activists and after the voting civil rights act passes then they turn to politics. i grew up licking stamps from the national democratic party. i have memories my father ran for governor against george wallace in 1970 and i have th
. this hearing is adjourned. .. >> taylor branch presents his thoughts on key moments of civil rights movement. this is about an hour and 15 minutes. >> thank you, mr. hale. thank you atlanta history center. i've been here before. i'm glad to be back, and i'm glad to be back talking about something that's been a subject that's been dear to me for my whole life, and it's inescapable now that i'm getting older that it is by life's work, and i'm glad for it. this is another round. i'm going to take more questions tonight than i normally do. i'll say provocative things about why this history is significant and about this project, itself, which is a little odd to spend 24 years writing a 2300-page trilogy and come out a few years later with a 190-page book. a lot of people who road the other ones think it's not true that somebody else wrote it, that i'm not capable of writing something this brief. [laughter] i assure you that i did. there is blood on the floor of my office because it involved eliminating or at least setting aside 95% of what i worked so hard to produce, and in the interest of findi
-author of the book about coverage of the civil rights movement, featured tags quite prominently. first of all i want to thank the carter library and museum for hosting this and cosponsoring this and also the emory university library, particularly the manuscript and archives and rare books library. which costs -- papers and wisdom of a great number of journalists, white, african-american, of all sorts and we are so pleased five of those are pulitzer prize winners and the latest among them is at the 11. barbara matusow is so generous and made jack nelson's papers in our position and there is some rich history and i encourage everyone to take a look at them. we are here to celebrate the life, memoir, papers of jack nelson with people who knew him extremely well. jack is a man of the enormous influence and consequence in the nation. the story of jack nelson for those who don't know is a story of news reporting and the latter half of the 20th century. if you look at his career, starting off, he was born in alabama across the state line, moves as a child from biloxi where he starts telling newspapers, he
, but her involvement in the civil rights movement was far more extensive. this is about an hour, five. >> good evening. my name is georgette norman, director of troy university rosa parks' museum. on behalf of the chancellor, the faculty, student body, i welcome you to our campus. i want to ask you a question. very glad you're here. how are you politicized? how are you acculture ated? want you to think about that. as we honor rosa parks' 100% birthday, we have -- 100th birthday, we have the honor of having with us to start this whole celebration off dr. jeannie theoharis who asked that question of rosa parks. what was behind that no? that no heard round the world? those little two letters that opened the floodgates of all those divergent streams into that one vast ocean. at the time that no carried with it great risk. risk in terms of gender, class and race. the question is, what is behind that kind of courage? what makes one take those kinds of stands? and more importantly, what is the price paid for having done so? dr. three theoharis answers somf those questions, and she writes it
's the author of numerous books on the civil rights movement and politics of race in the united state. including this co-author of school of thought, students talk back to a segregated nation on the abilities of urban schools. jeanne theoharis received her a.b. from harvard college and a phd in american culture from the university of michigan. she's the author or co-author of six books and numerous articles on the black freedom struggle of an contemporary politics of race in the united states. her latest book, the one you here tonight from which she will be reading its parks says that quiet seamstress, with one single at birth of modern civil rights movement. she rebuilt the civil rights movement radical who fought to expose and eradicate the american racial past in jobs, schools, public services and criminal justice. help me welcome dr. jeanne theoharis. [applause] >> i am so delighted to be here. my book came out last week and it wouldn't have been possible without the help and support and vision of many, many people, including many people here in montgomery, who talked to name, who pointed me
and civil rights issue and there's one thing that comes up in absolutely every conversation that i have had with people in the district, and that was bullying. and it really, it was, it's not surprising to the people in this room, i know. it was not surprising to me but it was troubling to me that in every community that i was meeting with, this was an issue prrp violence, harassment, physical, cyber, social, children on children, this kind of behavior is so disturbing and so troubling and so heartbreaking to so many people. even in this place, even in san francisco, california and northern california, which has got to be if not the most tolerant place in the country certainly amuck the most tolerance and diverse places in the community, this is what i was hearing out in the community and it's something we wanted to get involved in. and i'm so grateful that as a result of that all of you have agreed to come together to have a conversation about this issue with us included. i can't tell you how much we appreciate it. so thank you very much for being here. as i said, we're grailsd with th
, the role of our federal government. tom perez, assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. she was also nominated by president obama to serve in her role as assistant secretary of education for civil rights and she was confirmed by the senate in may of 2009. as assistant secretary, ruslyn is assistant secretary arnie's duncan's primary advisor. before she joined the department of education she was vice president of the education trust in washington, dc and was the founding executive of education trust west in oakland. in these positions she advocated for public school students in california, focusing on achievement and opportunity gaps, improving can urriculum and instructional quality and ensuring quality education for everybody. she served as an advisor on education issues on a number of private ipbs institutions, she is a teacher, a lawyer, and a very influential voice on all policy matters. she was also passionate about ending this issue of bullying and bringing everyone together to stop this disturbing trend so please welcome assistant secretary for civil rights, rus
collection. (applause) >> thank you. during his undergraduate years at ucla he participated in civil rights and anti-war protests and many of his subsequent writings reflects his experiences by stressing the importance of grassroots political activity in the african-american freedom struggle. his first book, end struggle snick and the black awakening of the 1960s remains a definitive history of student nonviolent coordinating committee, one of the most dynamic and innovative civil rights organizations of our time. he served as senior advisor for a 14-part award winning public television series on civil rights entitled "eyes on the prize." i know we all remember that. (applause) >> his recent, his recent publication, the book, martin's dream: my journey and the legacy of martin luther king, jr., a memoir about his transition from being a teenage participant in the march on washington to becoming a historian and an educator and, of course, if you sign up for a membership you can get that book today. it's here. in 1985 he was invited by coretta scott king to direct a long-term project to edit
, the civil rights story and the emerging south, and i need a reporter to staff that bureau in atlanta for the los angeles times. you got any good reporters? and gene says, you know, mr. chandler, we've got tons of great reporters, and he started listing all these great reporters, and he purposely left off the name of jack nelson. [laughter] he wasn't about to give him up. and a week later otis chandler hired jack nelson. [laughter] that's how jack got to the los angeles times. he brought investigative reporting to the civil rights story which was elevated to an all new level. moves to washington as head of the washington bureau. now, l.a. didn't, the l.a. times did not have a great imprint in washington until jack got there. i'm not saying it had none. when he got there, it had 17 reporters, when he retired, they had 57. so i call the washington bureau of the los angeles times the house that jack built. [laughter] i'm going to turn now to our wonderful guests. we have barbara mat due sow who took on completion of scoop. the atlanta parts, the southern parts were pretty much done. she
to that. and it is about state leadership, not just looking at the civil rights laws for protection, but -- and it certainly is our job to vigorously enforce them -- but it is your job as superintendent to (inaudible) even where the federal civil rights laws don't protect you. so it's a case of taking what you are doing, what folks are doing across the country and putting those on places like stopbullying dwofl .org so we can scale those up around the country. >> recognizable face. >> (inaudible) and i'm also head of the san francisco commission on women and the lieutenant governor asked about data. actually we do have data on bullying in san francisco high schools, particularly bullying among lgbt girls. so for the first time this year we've incorporated data that kevin coggin and ilsa (inaudible) provided and their suicide rates are off the charts, lesbian girls in our district. it's actually from the cdy youth risk survey. i want to offer that as a resource to folks in this room and encourage you in this pursuit of data. >> thank you. >> my question centers around the point o
, the civil rights, and our experts here will elaborate. we also have a list of certified caps at work in san francisco for you. carla johnson with the mayor's office of disability has created a really good it died of out to interview your experts to make sure you are getting the best quality product for you. been next -- the money you pay for the inspection you can take as a tax deduction. any money that if you have taken can be applied as a tax deduction. this can be done on an annual basis. next, the opportunity, and a fund -- opportunity loan fund, providing for small businesses to pay for the inspection or to make improvements needed. to do it before you receive the lawsuit. and lastly, we of the bar association and their resources. they're providing their legal service for you. this last thing i am going to share with you in terms of what we have seen in our office is that with the individuals, that does not necessarily mean an individual will follow up with a lawsuit. what we've seen in our office is the individual's will send you a letter and say there were compile -- compliance issue
the cornerstone of his career. as a civil rights lawyer, he sued the housing authority to improve the standards of living for public housing tenants. and he also sued the fire department so women and people of color could get equal opportunity. as the director of this city's human rights commission, he expanded contracting opportunities for women and people of color. and today as mayor, he makes sure our city government reflects the diversity of this great city. on monday we were together, as i mentioned earlier, i college track on 3rd street in bayview where the mayor give his state of the city address. his administration's focus is on creating jobs, making sure that all of our residents have access to those jobs,st and from local hireness and job readiness, training and placement, we are moving towards equality for all with the mayor's leadership. ladies and gentlemen, i'd like to introduce the 43rd mayor of san francisco, mayor edwin lee. (applause) >> good afternoon, everyone. all right. welcome to city hall and happy black history month here in san francisco. nobody got it better than san
the civil rights of a middle school student. nbc bay area's marianne favro joins us with the details. marianne? >> reporter: raj, the investigation centers around a special needs student who attended one of the three middle schools in the district in 2010. the bullying problem became so serious the family decided to keep the students home. according to the federal report the student and families complained the students were called stupid and slow and were physically in danger. the u.s. department of education office for civil rights conducted an investigation and concluded that the district did not respond appropriately to notice the student was harassed by peers based on the student's disability. unfortunately, bullying is not uncommon in the bay area. parents helping parents received 200 calls a year from families complaining their special needs child is being bullied. >> too often people try to kind of push off these issues of bullying as kids are being kids and there's a time where it's not friendly teasing anymore and it's gone into an emotional and harmful zone. >> reporter: wh
is booker? >> a biography of six african american civil rights lawyers to practice law during segregation and their collective struggles with civil-rights and racial identity. to be an african american civil rights lawyer to be caught between the of black-and-white world both went the san to identify with these lawyers. so this kind of lawyer, a third grand marshal much as the african-american lawyer but the others. >> how difficult was it to become a lawyer during this time? >> you do have to go to law school like eveready else. but it is very difficult to be the lawyer but very few will have white clients in most black people don't have money if you do then you hire though white lawyer because they are more effective in a segregated society pretoria was difficult to succeed although not difficult to become a black lawyer
to push back the civil rights movement and have been successful in doing so. this is about an hour and a half. [applause] >> well thank you. thank you so much for this warm welcome. it feels wonderful to be here. i am thrilled to see so many people eager to join in dialogue about where we as a nation find ourselves in the stride towards freedom and this seems particularly fitting that we would have this conversation today, the day after our nation paused its daily business to pay tribute to reverend martin luther king jr.'s life and legacy. and it seems fitting that we should have the conversation the day after the nation's first black president was sworn in for his second term. i know much of the nation has already moved on, and president obama's soaring rhetoric about the promise of america, life, liberty, justice, equality for all he has already been forgotten by many, and i know that many people in america will not think of dr. king again until his holiday rolls around again next year. but i would like for us to pause tonight and think more deeply about the meaning of dr. king'
workers demanding economic justice, not mere civil rights. the man who would come to believe after the civil rights bills had already been passed after the civil rights victories had already been one that our biggest battles, the most important battles still lie ahead and that nothing short of a radical restructuring of our society held any hope for making the treen and the promise of america a reality for all of its citizens. he explained to a reporter in 1967 if, quote, for years i labored on the idea of reforming the existing institutions of the ssi and the a little change here and little changed there. now i feel quite differently. i think you've got to have a reconstruction of the society, the revolution of the values. frustrated by white resistance to address in any meaningful way the families, failing schools, structural joblessness and crippling poverty, he told his staff of the southern christian leadership conference the dispossessed of the nation, the poor white and negro live in an unjust society they must organize a revolution against that in justice, not the lives of
mandate to end segregation leading up to and through civil rights legislation of the mid-60s. for of the photographs were included in this book including this one but it was just one story or photo shoot dead included protests, parades, to understanunderstan d the underpinnings was to be explored a greater context i want to draw attention to shoot anchoring images not just as the isolated event but instead we lived through freed what led him to the march and brought him forward through his work. born in 1929 in brooklyn to russian jewish immigrants. by 1960 he had been living in europe on and off for a decade in there honed his kraft as a documentary photographer and wrestled with his identity as the expatriate jew. he was working on a book of photographs focused on jews living in germany and the trace and trauma of the holocaust and ventured to berlin august 1961 to check out the scene there was word wall was cutting through the middle of the city. with citizens of both sides during world war iii he wandered close to the boundary of the divided city me there on assignment or
for civil-rights and. speakers included president obama's former green jobs adviser van jones. >> this is it. this is the last minute in the last quarter of the biggest bust important game humanity has ever played. this is it. one thing i know have been marked in this town, if you do not fight for what you want, you deserve what you get. if you tell fight for what you want, you deserve what you get. i have the honor of working for this president, and i want to direct my message to him. president obama, all the good that you have done, all the good you can imagine doing will be wiped out, wiped out by floods, by fires, by superstars if you fail to act now to deal with this crisis that is a gun pointed at the head of the future. everything you have done. history will judge you 20 years from now based on one decision alone. that decision is not in the hands of the congress. that decision is not in the hands of any governors. that decision is not in the hands of any mares or dogcatchers'. the decision is in your hands, mr. president, your hands. your hands. the decision to let this pipeline come
. he also reminds us of our history. there has been no civil rights or human rights movement in which the faith communities and its leaders have not been at the forefront and i look at dr. and he is a living reminder of that truth. at the heart of civil rights movement in the years 1963 and 1964 before there was a san francisco interface council there was the san francisco conference on religion, race and social concerns which for 25 years was the voice of social justice in the city and county of san francisco. it was that movement that gave birth to the san francisco interfaith council whose mission it is to bring people together of different faiths, to celebrate our diverse spiritual and religious traditions, build understanding, and serve our city. it was a previous mayor that challenged the interface council to step up to the place, to respond to its moral responsibility to care for the homeless at a time of crisis spun out of control, and we did. for almost a quarter of a century we have opened our congregation doors, fed and provided a warm and safe place for homeless men to
of sister rosa parks and commemorating the modern civil rights leader for her courageous and declaring -- for her courageousness and declaring february 4th rosa parks day in san francisco. (applause) >> i thought you might like that. i'm done. thank you. [laughter] >> thank you. supervisor. and now there are a couple other people, sheriff mirkarimi has joined us. [speaker not understood] is in the room with us as well. reverend amos brown is with us. welcome. (applause) >> now supervisor breed will bring us brief remarks. >> hi, everybody. (applause) >> so happy to see all your smiling faces in the audience. happy black history month. i bring you greetings on behalf of district 5 in our great city. thank you, mr. mayor, for opening up city hall to my colleague, supervisor cohen, and my distinguished colleagues sitting here in the front row on the board of supervisors. it's truly an honor to stand before you on such a great month. recent -- yesterday congresswoman barbara lee talked about dr. martin luther king and his dream and some of the issues that we were dealing with over 40 years
and felt physically in danger. the office for civil rights decided that the school did not respond effectively the on notice that the student was a harassed by peers based on a disablity. >> maybe, 10% of the calls could be a bulliying nature. most people say, i will keep my child home, they are afraid to send the child in. they do not feel it's safe. >> palo alto superintendent kevin skelly issued had this statement saying we are profoundly sorry that a student was subject to bullying at our school, we take safety of our students seriously and work hard to provide the best school climate for students possible. they pledge to change policies and pledging to follow the guidelines of the office for civil rights. reporting live in palo alto. nbc bay area news. >> the family of a college student from the east bay received tragic news over the weekend. 20-year-old brandon wong was found dead outside of his dorm. another student called 911 late saturday night after finding him unresponsive. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. police are not suspecting foul play. he graduated from hig
in the struggle for civil rights. the story coming up here on wjz. >> and here's today's report from wall street. we'll be right back. >>> it's 5:30, 52 degrees and mostly cloudy. good evening thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. a former maryland first lady wants to be anne arundel county's next exective. but she faces some tough competition. mike hellgren has kendall ehrlich one on one talking about her future. >> reporter: kendall ehrlich says she was not even thinking about it until she started getting calls. >> it's really something that's tailor made. it's a unique circumstance that i'm uniquely qualified for. >> reporter: ehrlich says she only wants to fill what is left of leopold's term which ends next year and then leave office. >> it's so unique to have the circumstance. you get to just do the job and not worry about raising money. >> reporter: the house will be given to the person who gets the vote of the majority council members. several of them are vying for it
are looking at the confederate flag right there. so what was that civil war flashback doing atop mississippi's supreme court? here is the story. it's normally a state flag which bears some resem blns. it was time to break out a fresh one. the new shament came in a box labeled mississippi state flag and workers didn't realize it contained confederate flags inste instead. it took about two hours for someone, anyone, to notice and have it removed. a professor at southern university -- university of southern mississippi scored a punch line. have we is he seeded already? the execution is faster than i thought. >>> now to texas republican steve stockman and the state of the union guest list. a refresher on steve stockman. this was his reaction. i will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary but not limited to eliminating funding for imple medication, defunding the white house and even filing articles of impeachment. his guest at the state of the union, ted nugent. >> i'll tell you this right now, if barack obama becomes the president in november again, i will either be dead or in jail by
of the historic march in august 1963 changed the ongoing worldwide struggle for civil rights. [applause] >> "this is the day," how did this book it started? i say, it was president obama in his first term who said, i am nearer because you all marched. 50 years ago we did, what did i think america was? it was all things to me. my husband home country, my new jewish family, robert and benjamin, leonards cousins, and lots of americans. we came here from amsterdam to photograph the blessed people. i have no photo of myself, of our seven-month stay in america but pictures of her four year old daughter, her grandparents and cousins. leonard was very -- he needed all film for his project. nothing but races he said. i wish i had a picture of myself and of leonard at the march on washington. i only had my eyes. and these eyes looked and looked and looked, i would say, all these faces, and when letter to pashtun when leonard asked me how i lik liked the day, i wouly all these faces. the day of the march was america for me. and then the speech of dr. martin king, i have a dream. the speech was in the air. i
and equality and the audacity of hope turned on the notion that liberals and civil rights leaders have had their heads buried in the sand on the causes of poverty. he linked them to cultural behavior, it's the poverty we have been wrestling with since the 1960s. >> i would go back further. >> yes. but to our national political discourse, it's been front and center. more importantly, this is not a politics responsibility of a person who works in the white community. we don't hear the president describe the structures of white households and the poverty that ensues those communities. we know for a fact, we know for a fact that marriage is a dying institution. >> for everybody. >> for everybody. rates of children growing up in single parent households are through the charts in white america. >> yeah. >> there's no way that he can articulate a politics of responsibility just for blacks and somehow say that he's doing this as a president of all the united states. >> i guess part of what i say, he did not racialize. he's standing in a racialized space. there is, on the one hand a critique of pre
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